Is the NFL currently evolving into an option quarterback league?
billypetty22, I think not. Just look at what happened to RG III and the scare Cam Newton had at the end of the season. Colin Kapernick escaped injury this past season while he racked up the yards. Michael Vick tried it and was hurt a few times over his career. I don't think that, in the end, the NFL owners want to risk their millions and 1st round draft picks on running quarterbacks in that way.
Option quarterbacks are going to have to win some Super Bowls, and that hasn't happened lately.
Defensive coordinators are going to figure out ways to better deal with option quarterbacks. We saw some of that with how the Ravens defensed Kaepernick.
If the defense plays it correctly, it's a regular hand off with the outside defender out of the play guarding the quarterback. The running game becomes easier.
The only downside is if your quarterback who won't slide. Russell Wilson has no problem sliding.
If it remains a pivotal part of the best offenses and defenses continue to struggle with it, then yes, more and more teams will implement it.
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